F - CHA
Cody Zeller registered six points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3PT, 6-6 FT) with nine rebounds, two assists, and three turnovers across 16 minutes during Sunday's 105-101 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Zeller was held to just 16 minutes off the bench but managed to grab nine boards and dish two assists during an otherwise poor offensive performance. The seven-footer did convert all six of his attempts at the free-throw line to contribute a few points. Fantasy managers can add Zeller as depth behind their starting Center but should only insert him into starting lineups out of desperation based on a recent decrease in minutes and opportunity.
Charlotte Hornets C Cody Zeller scored 17 points (7-7 FG, 3-5 FT) with four rebounds, an assist, and a steal across 28 minutes during Friday's 114-97 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Zeller is another Hornet who produced off the bench against the Pacers on Friday, shooting 100 percent from the field. The seven-footer managed to collect a few boards while dishing an assist and forcing a steal in addition to his great shooting performance. Fantasy managers should not drop Zeller due to Bismack Biyombo being deployed in recent starting lineups, as Zeller ended up doubling the number of minutes and saw more opportunities on the offensive end during Friday's win.
Charlotte Hornets C Cody Zeller scored 16 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-3 FT) with 13 rebounds, two assists, and a turnover across 24 minutes during Tuesday's 114-104 win over the Washington Wizards.
Zeller came off the bench and produced a 16 point double-double against a Wizards team that ranks 30th in points allowed per game. Fantasy managers should roster Zeller for his activity on the glass and his ability to knock down mid-range shots while dominating the post. Although Charlotte relies heavily on their backcourt to score, the perimeter shooting spreads the floor to allow Zeller great opportunity near the rim. The Hornets get a day off before traveling north to play the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.
Charlotte Hornets C Cody Zeller (shoulder) has been upgraded to probable against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night after missing the team's last two games due to shoulder bursitis.
Zeller is expected to return against the Rockets on Wednesday following a two-game absence due to shoulder bursitis. The seven-footer is averaging 9.2 points and 7.1 rebounds across 22.6 minutes in 23 games for Charlotte this season and could be in line for a huge night against a floundering Rockets team. Fantasy managers should try and acquire Zeller in DFS formats, as he is a great value add on FanDuel at just $4,400 for Wednesday's 11-game slate.
Charlotte Hornets C Cody Zeller (shoulder) has been ruled out Monday against the Spurs.
Monday will mark the second consecutive absence for Zeller. LaMelo Ball will also be out for not only the game but the season with a fractured wrist. Bismack Biyombo started in the loss on Saturday, and coach Borrego stuck with a nine-man rotation. The Hornets are 8-10 without Zeller this season.